Everyday life

Walks

Last Sunday I went out for a walk with a 5kg weight in my bag, so as to train for Tasmania. That’s when I understood what the planners meant when they talked about the “human scale”. Even on a bicycle, often you’re travelling at >10km/h, but when you’re walking, and especially if you’re walking alone…… Continue reading Walks

Everyday life

Cities 

Taking Japanese lessons on Saturdays in town allows me to spend time in a part of the country which I rarely go to these days – the city.  Alighting at City Hall, the streets were busy but with none of the chaos that characterises weekday peak times. Strolling between buildings, you see locals and tourists…… Continue reading Cities 

Everyday life

Family

In Singapore, many adults still live with their parents until they get married or become old enough to move out.  There’s some consequences to this.  Perhaps as a result, we never grow up, never become independent, responsible, autonomous individuals. We are always one that needs to be nagged and controlled by the parents.  How old…… Continue reading Family